Originally a World War I cemetery, the Suresnes American Cemetery and Memorial just outside Paris now shelters the remains of U.S. dead of both wars. The 7.5-acre cemetery contains the remains of 1,559 Americans who died in World War I and 23 unknown dead of World War II. Bronze tablets on the walls of the chapel record the names of 974 World War I missing. Rosettes mark the names of those since recovered and identified.
The World War I memorial chapel was enlarged by the addition of two loggias dedicated to the dead of World War I and World War II, respectively. In the rooms at the ends of the loggias are white marble figures in memory of those who lost their lives in the two wars. Inscribed on the loggia walls is a summary of the loss of life in our armed forces in each war, together with the location of the overseas commemorative cemeteries where our war dead are buried.
Suresnes American Cemetery
123 Boulevard Washington
Suresnes American Cemetery is in the city of Suresnes, five miles west of the center of Paris. A panorama view of Paris can be seen from the site, which is located high on the slopes of Mont Valerien.
Travel via Car
The cemetery is west of Paris, directly accessible from Boulevard Washington.
Travel via Public Transportation
The cemetery can be reached by taxi, metro or suburban trains. Trains depart from Gare St. Lazare to the Suresnes Mont Valerien station. From the Suresnes station it is a 10 minute walk to the cemetery.
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During Memorial Day weekend ABMC sites will pay tribute to the more than 218,000 individuals commemorated at these overseas cemeteries.
More than 500,000 Americans lost their lives in World War I and World War II defending democracy on soil and water far from the United States. The sacrifice of these men and women will be honored during ceremonies at America’s military cemeteries overseas, where more than 200,000 of these individuals are buried and memorialized.